10 November 2009


Now is the time to guide yourself towards interesting positions in the Malmö mind field.
You have been deep into the chosen themes and assignments, and you have done discoveries on journeys in the net and by slow walks through two cities. You have seen two large exhibitions on how the architectural community reacts to questions asked in different scales and on different topics. You have been visiting dynamic small cultures on the web and in backyards of Paris and Malmö. Constantin from AAA (in the garden of Paris) and the small text “loosing control, keeping desire” introduced the notion becoming for us. In our interpretation it reads as a very beautiful notion related to what your concepts can actually open for.
Related to all the information on every level that we now have on Malmö, we think it is important that you guide yourself (with our kind assistance), smart and daring into a position that relates to what is in the making, what is becoming, to what deserves a breakthrough.
It is your own discoveries that you have to nourish. Repeat to yourself what informs your project and try hard to establish your own position. This position must be a real desire on your behalf to carve out, or farm out, so to speak. This also goes for your deeper study in the chosen sites. Be aware of what has impressed and informed you in the larger scale, and relate to all your discoveries when encircling the new urban legend and codex – on site.
You don’t have to solve everything on the site – but you do have to “hit the right dynamics with traces to follow” as we stated in Imbedded Information. Ask yourself what you introduces on site, in time, and what this may open for.
You have worked individually in the studio, and that implies that the studio has 19 possible new openings to an understanding of the appearing Malmö.

Your work can be conceptualized and concreticised in many ways. But there should always be an interesting line between your research, your concept and back again to new research.
Our total library that partly is on the City as Biotope blog is in this way and open field of exploration for you all. The same is all the texts you have had as guidelines and discoveries from teachers and in found papers and guest texts. If you re-read this documents now, after your journeys we think you will make some new discoveries.

Knut Eirik (after a small talk with Kjerstin and Gisle)

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